Bihar Assembly

  • Congress declares candidates for 3 Assembly by-polls in Bihar 12-04-2014 10:46 PM

    The Congress in Bihar on Saturday declared its candidate for MaharajganjAssembly seat with a "hope" that ally RJD will not field its nominee but said if Lalu Prasad's party still decided to contest this and two other seats in thebypolls it was ready for a "friendly" fight. Congress has nominated...
  • No Congress, RJD tie-up for bypolls to five Bihar Assembly seats 03-04-2014 11:19 PM

    The Congress has decided to go alone in the upcoming by-elections to Bihar's five Assembly seats and announced its candidates for three seats on Thursday without consulting its Lok Sabha poll partner RJD. "We have announced candidature of Sadiq Samdani, Nasaar Ahmad and Manoj Kumar Singh from Kochadhaman, Baisi and...
  • Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary taking help of Naxals? 03-04-2014 10:53 PM

    An intelligence report has suggested that Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary, who is contesting Lok Sabha elections, has allegedly entered into a pact with the Naxals to get support in the polls, a charge vehemently denied by the JD(U) leader. "Input dated 30/03/14 reveals that Maoists active in Jamui...
  • Lone LJP MLA in Bihar Assembly Zakir Hussain Khan quits party 26-02-2014 06:25 PM

    Patna: In a major political development, Lok Janshakti Party MLA, Zakir Hussain Khan has resigned from the party. Khan who is the Vice President of Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP is also the only legislator from the party in Bihar Assembly. Khan's resignation comes at a time when his party chief...
  • Bihar Speaker took a hardcore Naxal as his aide to Japan on official expense: Lalu Yadav 26-02-2014 04:48 PM

    Continuing with his tirade against Bihar Assembly Speaker for recognising rebel MLAs as separate group, Lalu Prasad on Wednesday poured more scorn on him and alleged that he took a hardcore Naxal as his aide to Japan on official expense. "Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary took a hardcore naxalite Murari Yadav...
  • Rebel RJD leader Samrat Chaudhary denies fraud with MLA signatures 25-02-2014 04:45 PM

    Senior RJD leader Samrat Chaudhary, who handed over a letter with the signatures of 13 MLAs quitting RJD to the Bihar Assembly Speaker, on Tuesday rubbished allegations of fraud and claimed those who returned to the party did so under pressure. "I had submitted the letter bearing the signature of...
  • Nitish, Bihar Assembly Speaker behind RJD MLAs' revolt: Lalu Prasad 25-02-2014 10:16 AM

    Patna: A day after some of his MLAs announced they were resigning from his party, RJD chief Lalu Prasad has hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who he claims is poaching his MLAs in collusion with the Bihar Assembly Speaker. "Nitish Kumar ek number ka ghatiya insaan hai. Dorey...
  • Bihar assembly passes four bills amidst uproar by BJP MLAs 21-02-2014 08:42 PM

    The Bihar legislative assembly on Fridaypassed four bills amid pandemonium created by the oppositionBJP members in protest against corruption charge levelledagainst its two former ministers by a JD(U) member. Amid slogan shouting by the BJP members who squatted onthe floor of the Well as soon as the House re-convened forbusiness...
  • War of words between CM, opposition leader in Bihar Assembly 17-02-2014 07:10 PM

    The Bihar Assembly on Monday witnessed a war of words between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Opposition leader Nand Kishore Yadav over the minister in-charge's replying to certain queries instead of the CM, who held those portfolios. During a starred question of BJP's Sachindra Prasad Singh, regarding fencing of 'kabrastans'...
  • DY Patil highlights Nitish's achievements in assembly's opening session 14-02-2014 06:46 PM

    A "positive environment" has been created in Bihar by establishing rule of law which is paving rapid development in different sectors, Governor D Y Patil said on Friday. The approach of the country and the world has changed towards Bihar due to this change in recent years, Patil said while...
  • JD(U) MLA Damodar Singh dies of heart attack 06-02-2014 02:39 PM

    Damodar Singh, the sitting JD-U MLA in Bihar Assembly, on Thursday died of a heart attack in Koderma, family sources said. 66-year-old Singh is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter, they said. Singh, who represented Maharajganj Assembly constituency in the neighbouring Bihar, came to visit his residence at...
  • Bihar Assembly session from February 14-22 16-01-2014 11:10 PM

    The budget session of both houses of Bihar Legislature will start from February 14 next month, the state cabinet decided at a meeting in Patna on Thursday. The budget session of Assembly and Legislative Council will last till February 22, Cabinet Coordination Department Principal Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters after...
  • BJP disrupts Bihar Assembly, wants CBI probe in Patna serial blasts 12-12-2013 03:33 PM

    The Bihar assembly proceedings were disrupted on Thursday by the opposition BJP which demanded CBI probe into the Patna serial blasts ahead of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally on October 27. The assembly was adjourned till 2.30 pm after the ruckus in the morning. Bharatiya Janata Party leader...
  • Bihar Assembly discusses flood and drought situation 01-08-2013 04:56 PM

    After four consecutive days of disruption of the House on varied issues, Bihar Assembly on Thursday discussed flood and drought situation in the state amid walk out by opposition BJP and RJD. The discussion began on a sour note as mover of the motion RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui reached...
  • BJP disrupts Assembly proceedings over Uttarakhand tragedy 30-07-2013 03:47 PM

    The Bihar Legislative Assembly was disrupted for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with an aggressive opposition creating noisy scenes on Bihar government's "insensitivity" on Uttarakhand tragedy. As the House sat for the day to take up Question Hour, Leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav demanded that Speaker Uday Narayan...
  • Oppn creates ruckus in Bihar Assembly over mid-day meal tragedy 26-07-2013 12:58 PM

    A week-long monsoon session of the Bihar assembly began on Friday with opposition members creating a ruckus over the death of 23 children not finding mention in the obituary reference by Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary. After a brief address by the speaker, opposition members questioned why the Nitish Kumar-led government...
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  • Nitish wins vote of confidence as BJP walks out of Bihar Assembly 19-06-2013 03:22 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday won the trust vote in the Assembly, proving his majority after dumping long-time ally the Bharatiya Janata Party. The JD(U), with its 118 MLAs, needed 122 to pass the floor test and they got through with 126 MLA votes. MLAs of the...
  • Nitish attacks Modi, says the Gujarat CM blows his own trumpet 19-06-2013 02:59 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) launched a scathing attack on the BJP and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during his speech on the confidence motion in Bihar Assembly on Wednesday. During his speech Nitish said that Bihar and the country cannot be ruled by those who practised divisive...
  • Live: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) wins vote of confidence in Bihar Assembly 19-06-2013 12:22 PM

    Patna: 2:35 PM: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) wins vote of confidence in Bihar Assembly by 126 votes. 2:30 PM: Voting on trust vote begins in Bihar Assembly. 2:22 PM: Nitish Kumar says, "There was no problem with (Narendra Modi) becoming the committee chief. But, the way it was presented, there was...
  • Bihar CM Nitish set to win trust vote as Congress lends a helping hand 19-06-2013 11:20 AM

    Patna: Days after the BJP-JD(U) split, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar moved a trust motion in the state legislature on Wednesday. Nitish Kumar is confident of getting a majority with the Congress confirming that all four of its MLAs will vote for the JD(U). The BJP claims all 91 of...
  • Congress likely to vote for Nitish in Bihar Assembly 19-06-2013 10:20 AM

    Patna: Adding more speculation to the growing Congress-JD(U) friendship, sources have indicated that the Congress is likely to vote in favour of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the trust vote on Wednesday. Sources say the Congress is keeping its options in the Bihar Assembly open. It is a big...
  • BJP, JD(U) blame each other as the 17-year-old alliance ends 17-06-2013 08:10 AM

    Patna: The National Democratic Alliance is coping with the bitter end to the 17-year-old alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal United. Both the parties are blaming each other as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sacked all 11 BJP ministers in his Cabinet and seeks a...
  • Bihar number game: JD(U)-BJP split and a possible Third Front 12-06-2013 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is confident of sailing through even if he splits with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar. The process of garnering support in the Bihar Assembly is on so that JD(U) government stays in power in Bihar. JD(U) leaders have reportedly been asked to...
  • JD(U) exploring options beyond BJP in Bihar, may end alliance soon 12-06-2013 08:41 AM

    Patna: While the Bharatiya Janata Party may have averted its internal crisis, sources have told CNN-IBN that the Janata Dal United-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance is likely to end soon. This after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar convened a meeting with senior JD(U) leaders in Patna on Tuesday evening. JD(U) leaders...
  • JD(U) retains Kalyanpur Assembly seat 28-02-2013 11:01 AM

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